• How does the skeleton affect obesity and diabetes?
    The human skeleton does much more than just passively support our bodies. In recent decades, the skeleton has been increasingly recognized as one of our internal organs. As a hormonal organ, the skeleton also influences our metabolism.

  • The 2025 Grant Round Opens in August
    The application period for Instrumentarium Science Foundation's grants for the year 2025 opens on August 1, 2024.

  • Automated Cancer Diagnostics with Artificial Intelligence
    Automated cancer diagnostics can be achieved through the use of artificial intelligence, molecular profiling, and digital pathology scanners. The Instrumentarium Foundation is funding the post-doctoral research of Dr. Kimmo Kartasalo on this topic.

  • Nanosellulose Hydrogel Halts Urinary Incontinence
    Nanosellulose hydrogel is a substance-based treatment modality developed by Lignum Medical Oy for women's stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The Instrumentarium Science Foundation has awarded the company a €50,000 SILMU grant in 2024.

  • Dendritic Cells Guard Tissue Well-being
    Dendritic cells monitor the well-being of our tissues and transport pathogens for processing by our immune defense. The movement of dendritic cells can have a significant impact on the development of various autoimmune diseases. The Instrumentarium Science Foundation has awarded a €150,000 Fellow grant to Dr. Jonna Alanko, a cell biologist studying this topic.

  • Instrumentarium Foundation awards 1.4 million euros in grants to advance breakthroughs in medicine
    This year, the Instrumentarium Foundation is distributing grants totaling 1,400,000 euros to researchers in medicine, natural sciences, and engineering. Grants will be awarded to 38 individuals or groups, with three researchers receiving the foundation's largest grant of 150,000 euros each. The foundation also promotes science entrepreneurship, and Lignum Medical Oy has been awarded a 50,000 euro grant for the development of a new treatment for female stress urinary incontinence.